SBH Information

Request Complimentary Registration 


Our aim is to provide complimentary registrations for students accepted into the Freedom Riders program and individuals representing communities or community-based organizations that may need support to attend.  Individuals or professionals that work for or represent established non-profit organizations or federal, state and local government entities are not eligible for complimentary registration.​ To request the complimentary registration code, contact LaTroya Hester at

Pay By Check or By Phone

To request to pay by check or by phone, please call our office directly at 919-680-4000. We can process your payment immediately or provide you with details for registering while we await the arrival of your payment by mail. 


If your employer requires an invoice to process your registration, contact Latanza Strayhorn at


Direct Deposit and W-9 Forms

If you would like to download a direct deposit and W-9 form, you may download a W-9 form here and download a direct deposit form here. 

Checking out with PayPal​


State of Black Health utilizes PayPal's credit card processing system. Please be assured that our secure registration system may be used with or without a PayPal account. Additionally, use of PayPal does not typically require special permissions on government sites. However, if it is preferred, you are welcome to choose the pay by phone option. Please follow the below instructions for troubleshooting payment issues related to PayPal.

Step 1: Under Payment & Contact Information, enter your email address and select the blue PayPal Check out option. 

Step 2: When the PayPal Guest Checkout appears, scroll down. 

Step 3: Choose Pay with Debit or Credit Card. 

Step 4: Proceed with entering your credit card information and submit payment.




























































Cancellation Policy

We are honored that you are making plans to attend the State of Black Health Biennial Conference. However, we also understand that plans can change unexpectedly.


Cancellation notices must be submitted in writing to the The Center for Black Health & Equity by February 15 in order to receive a full refund. After this date, a $99 administration fee will be applied to all transactions. When possible, we will make an effort to honor requests to transfer a registration to another party. 

Conference "no shows" and cancellations that occur within 24 hours of the start of our pre-conference workshop (March 1) are not be eligible for a refund. 

All aforementioned cancellation policies may be amended as restrictions related to COVID-19 progress. If you paid the full or early-bird price for our in-person event, you are automatically registered for our virtual event at no cost. Additionally, your payment has automatically been applied to our in-person conference scheduled for September 2021. If you would like to cancel this registration, you will be eligible for a full refund. Further, registration for the virtual event remains complimentary.

Hotel reservation cancellations must be made separately.

For questions, contact us at

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